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Fragmentary marble votive altar

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
late 3rd–early 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H.,9 1/2", W.,5 3/4", D.,3 5/8"
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Edward Robinson, 1931
Accession Number:
31.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This small altar was set up to the Everlasting [Gods] for the well-being of two men, Flavius Arsinoe and Flavius Appon, probably of Egyptian origin. The inscription testifies to the continued worship of pagan gods in late Roman times.
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